Rourke, Henry and Jefferson named CFL's top performers in Week 3

B.C. Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke has been named the CFL‘s top performer of the week for the second time this season.

BC Lions' Nathan Rourke throws a pass against the Toronto Argonauts' during second half of CFL football action in Vancouver, B.C., Saturday, June 25, 2022.

BC Lions' Nathan Rourke throws a pass against the Toronto Argonauts' during second half of CFL football action in Vancouver, B.C., Saturday, June 25, 2022.

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The Victoria-born pivot headlined the league’s top performers for Week 3 after throwing for 436 yards — a CFL single-game record for passing yards by a Canadian quarterback — and four touchdowns in the Lions’ 44-3 thrashing of visiting Toronto on Saturday.

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Rourke was also the top performer in Week 1 after throwing three touchdowns and rushing for two more in a 59-15 rout of Edmonton. The Lions had a bye in Week 2.

Rourke has passed for 748 yards and completed 87.8 per cent of his passes with seven touchdowns to no interceptions so far this season.

Edmonton Elks defensive back Jalen Collins, right, looks on as Calgary Stampeders receiver Malik Henry makes a catch during second half CFL football action in Calgary, Saturday, June 25, 2022.

Edmonton Elks defensive back Jalen Collins, right, looks on as Calgary Stampeders receiver Malik Henry makes a catch during second half CFL football action in Calgary, Saturday, June 25, 2022.

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Calgary receiver Malik Henry and Winnipeg defensive lineman Willie Jefferson were also honoured by the CFL on Tuesday.

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Henry caught six passes for 173 yards — both career highs — and had a touchdown in the Stampeders‘ 30-23 win over the rival Edmonton Elks on Saturday.

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Winnipeg Blue Bombers' Willie Jefferson (5) runs in his interception for the touchdown against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats during the second half of CFL action in Winnipeg, Friday, June 24, 2022.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers' Willie Jefferson (5) runs in his interception for the touchdown against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats during the second half of CFL action in Winnipeg, Friday, June 24, 2022.

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Jefferson returned an interception 30 yards for a touchdown and had three tackles and a sack as the Blue Bombers downed Hamilton 26-12 on Friday.

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